Saturday, October 16, 2021

Election Campaign Day 34: AUKUS Deal, Energy Sector, Defend CBC

Just days before the Canadians go to the polls, party leaders are doubling down on their efforts to promote their platforms and promises, and to push for some last-minute moves.


election campaign in Windsor, Ont. on September 17Liberal leader Justin Trudeau seeks to appeal to Ontarians strong Promising to support vaccine passports in provinces and territories, and supporting the hiring of additional nurses and nurse practitioners to clear health care waiting lists, among other promises, make vaccinations mandatory for travelers. their plan.

Trudeau was asked by a reporter whether Canada’s boycott from AUKUS was because Canada had become “irrelevant”, as suggested by Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole. AUKUS is a new defense agreement between the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, announced by the White House on 15 September.

“In contrast, the work we have been doing as a strong member of the Five Eyes over the past several years has demonstrated the value that Canada placed in cyber security, in continuing to be a strong member of NATO. To defend North America and be a partner in the projection of our values ​​around the world. Canadian troops have stepped into Afghanistan, into Iraq, into North Africa,” Trudeau responded.

Asked if he was being “weak on China”, Trudeau did not respond directly, but said Canada has been a strong supporter of multilateralism, including pushing for an international agreement on arbitrary detentions.

“It clearly stems from the arbitrary detention of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, but it concerns all countries around the world that people will use the arbitrary detention of their citizens for personal gain, for political gain.”

Trudeau received the support of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on September 17, who was backed by former President Barack Obama the previous day.


Conservative leader Erin O’Toole reaffirmed her commitment to support Canadian workers if she is elected on September 20.

one in Letter posted on Twitter on 17 September, O’Toole vowed to create one million jobs lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. His party will introduce the Canada Job Surge Plan that pays up to 50 percent of net new employees’ wages for six months after the federal wage subsidy program ends.

He stressed that he would regard the energy sector as a key driver of the country’s economy, in contrast to liberals “who seek to phase out the sector and the jobs of the hundreds of thousands of workers who depend on the sector.”

He also noted the shortage of skilled labor in the construction sector and pledged to invest $250 million to create the Canada Job Training Fund, to give workers a low-interest loan of up to $10,000 to upgrade their skills. Can you

stay in a campaign London, Ontario, Sep 17, O’Toole said he will work with all premiers as they think about Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s approach to COVID-19 measures. On September 15, Kenney announced a vaccine passport system for the province after pledging not to, in an effort to curb rising COVID-19 cases.

“I also want to say to Albertans and families in southwestern Ontario, where we have lost a young child, we will stand with you and fight COVID-19. And if the provinces need anything, including a steady supply of vaccines, including leadership on rapid testing, I will be there as prime minister. I will never put my political interests ahead of the health of the Canadian people,” O’Toole said.

people’s party

The People’s Party of Canada (PPC) holds a rally outside CBC News headquarters in downtown Toronto on September 16, calling for the dismantling of the national broadcaster”state funded publicity

In his speech, PPC leader Maxim Bernier talked about the disappearance of individual liberties and the erosion of democracy since the pandemic.

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“The mainstream media tries to describe us as anti-mask, anti-vaccine,” Bernier told the crowd.

“You are here today just because you know it is time to speak what the people want, and the people here, they are ready to fight for their lives. They are ready to fight for our democracy, And we want our freedom of choice.”

“We are not anti-vaccine, we are not anti-mask. Everyone should be able to decide what to do, if they want to get vaccinated or not,” he said.

Bernier denounced the vaccine passport and insisted that “we have the science.”

“We know that we must learn to live with that virus. We know what to do to fight that virus, but it is not with the lockdown and vaccine passports,” he said.

“We don’t want to live in a socialist country, in a country where you have to show your papers to participate in civil society. We don’t want that.”


While campaigning in Sherbrooke, Quebec, on September 17, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh criticized the liberals’ platform on climate change, accusing Trudeau of “protect major contaminants“In the last six years.

Singh said his party would invest in renewable energy and electric transportation and support provinces and municipalities in addressing climate change.

According to NDP Financial Planning, the party will spend $26 billion on climate change policies and training activists.affected by these changes For transit through the oil and gas sector.

On the same day, independent US Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed Singh and the NDP.

green Party

speaking in Toronto on September 17thIn , Green Party leader Annie Paul stressed the need for political parties to set aside partisanship and work together to “offer real solutions in real time”.

In his brief press conference, Paul talked about issues facing the country such as “inadequate and unsafe” housing, drug addiction and poisoning, deaths of senior citizens in long-term care during the pandemic, and climate change.


Isaac is a reporter based in Toronto.


This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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